I didn't plan it that way, but yesterday's run was nonstop, for the first time since before the ankle sprain. I was surprised and pleased, obviously! My only goal was to run 30 minutes, and if that included some walking, so be it. But once I started, I was amazed at how my legs felt. My legs, calves, and hip flexors had been REALLY sore after Saturday's run, to the point where walking downstairs was almost not an option. But maybe it was that delightful soak in Lake Michigan Saturday afternoon that brought things around, because Sunday morning I also road 16 miles, and then hit the lake again. Whatever it was, it worked.
Not that my 30 minutes broke any speed barriers. But it was nonstop! I just felt like I did not have to stop. I thought I should, but I did not have to. And its not like it wasn't a hot morning--75 degrees at 6:15 am. If I have been running 12 minute miles, along with the walks, I would be thrilled. I did time my Saturday run, and it was just below 12 min. miles, including the walks, so yes, I am happy enough.
My secret dream is to once again get back to a decent 5k time. I do miss the fast running, but to tell you the truth, as long as I'm running, I'm happy!